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UT LEAD Events

As a UT LEAD student, you’re required to attend at least one event from the following categories: Leadership, Excellence/Achievement, and Diversity.

To record your attendance at these events, we’ve set up a VOLink page: https://volink.utk.edu/ 

Check out our guide on how to record your events here:
Logging LEAD Events on VOLink

 

Looking for an event to attend?  Check out our calendar and list of suggestions below (each event has a link to more details including times and locations):
*Listed events are not inclusive of every event that can fulfill this requirement.  Please feel free to attend other qualifying events you find that aren’t posted.*

 

 

Leadership: uniting and motivating others in the pursuit of a common goal

Experiences that expose students to leadership experiences inside and outside the classroom including leadership conferences, service opportunities, and leadership positions.

 

General Websites:

Visit the office of Leadership and Service to volunteer to sign up to serve at https://leadserve.utk.edu/sign-up-to-serve/

Apply for Alternative Spring Break at https://leadserve.utk.edu/alternative-break-program/

Apply to be a Leadership and Service Ambassador at https://leadserve.utk.edu/ambassadors/apply-ambassador/

Apply to be a FUTURE Peer Mentor at https://futureut.utk.edu/become-a-student-volunteer/

 

Specific Events:

Thursday, November 1st 2:00pm-4:00 pm Cumberland Cleanup: A Day of Service with new Vols, current Vols, and Vol Alumni, Link

Tuesday, November 6th 7:00 pm How to Pay It Forward: 3-Part Community Service Event, Communications Building, Scripps Lab, 4th floor, Link

Thursday, November 8th 12:30 pm-1:45 pm Communicate Like a Leader with Dianna Booher, Alumni Memorial Building, 32, Link

Friday, November 9th 2018 At The Press Room With The American Cancer Society For The Hope Gala.  If interested contact Stacey Clark at stacey.clark@cancer.org

Need 1: 5:30- 11PM  

Volunteers to serve as concierge for the major donors at the event. As concierge, each volunteer will be assigned a table to serve the needs of the individuals at that particular table. It will be a total of 10 guests. Needs include, placing silent auction bids on ipads (that will be given to them) for guests at the table, getting drinks from the bar, possibly fetching their coat from the coat check and assisting with any questions that might have. VOLUNTEER MUST BE OUTGOING AND NOT AFRAID TO APPROACH PEOPLE OR CARRY ON CONVERSATIONS WITH PEOPLE THEY HAVE NEVER MET.

Desired Amount of Volunteers: 17

 

Need 2: 5:30- 11PM

We will also be in need of volunteers to work the silent auction area to help place bids on items, serve as spotters during the live auction (to help the auctioneer with pointing out those bidding) and with auction check-out as the event ends. VOLUNTEER MUST BE OUTGOING AND NOT AFRAID TO APPROACH PEOPLE OR CARRY ON CONVERSATIONS WITH PEOPLE THEY HAVE NEVER MET.

Desired Amount of Volunteers: 5

 

Need 3: 11AM-1PM

Help with set-up in silent auction the day of the event. Setting up items on tables and making the area look pretty and presentable.

Desired Amount of Volunteers: 3

*Great opportunity to be in a room some of the most influential people in Knoxville for future jobs or internships.

 

Excellence/Achievement: developmental experience that will aid in your growth as a college student

Experiences that expose students to excellence and achievement inside and outside the classroom including undergraduate research, meeting with an Academic Coach, attending an educational workshop, completing a career assessment and meeting with a career consultant, and participating in Educational Advancement Program.

 

General Websites:

Schedule an appointment with the Center for Career Development at https://career.utk.edu/schedule-an-appointment/

Make an appointment with the Office of National Scholarships & Fellowships at https://onsf.utk.edu/first-steps/

Make an appointment to meet with a professional Academic Coach at the Student Success Center at https://studentsuccess.utk.edu/academic-coaching/schedule-an-appointment/

Reach out to Financial Advisors with First Tennessee Bank for a one-on-one financial wellness check-up.  Contact either Andrew Pankratz via APANKRATZ@firsttennessee.com or Charly Dena via CADena@firsttennessee.com

 

Specific Events:

Thursday, November 1st 4:00 pm-5:00 pm Cormac McCarthy, the City and Performance, John C Hodges Library, Linsday Young Auditorium, Link

Friday, November 2nd 3:30 pm-5:00 pm Vol to Vol: Public Health Edition, Student Union, Center for Career Development, Link

Tuesday, November 6th 10:00 am-11:00 am Why Apply to NCUR, Blount Hall A0004, Link

Wednesday, November 7th 12:15 pm-1:15 pm How to Write a Science CV, Dabney-Buehler Complex, 488, Link

Wednesday, November 7th 4:00 pm-5:30 pm Career Conversations: Law Enforcement and Forensics, Student Union, Center for Career Development, Room 225, Link

Wednesday, November 7th 5:30 pm-6:30 pm Office of Scholarship and Fellowship: Andrew Seidler, Panhellenic, Room 201, Link

Tuesday, November 13th 11:00 am-12:00 pm How to Start Your Own Business, Hodges Library, Room 252, Link

Wednesday, November 14th 5:30 pm-6:30 pm The Life Skills Series: The Realities of Car Buying, Student Union, Center for Career Development, Room 225, Link

Friday, November 16th 4:00 pm-5:30 pm “Birth of the Krazy: George Herriman and the Poetics of Passing,” Talk by Michael Tisserand, John C Hodges Library, Lindsay Young Auditorium, Link

Tuesday, Noevember 27th 2:00 pm-3:00 pm How to Market Your Research, Hodges Library, Room 212, Link

Tuesday, December 4th 1:30 pm-2:30 pm ORNL & Summer REUs, Hodges Library, Room 212

Diversity: the acknowledgment and celebration of similarities and differences 

Experiences that expose students to diversity experiences inside and outside the classroom including attending an event hosted by the Diversity Educators, Safe Zone Training, and any cultural events, programs, or training that enhance intercultural skills.

 

General Websites:

Visit the Pride Center to learn about different opportunities to get involved at https://pridecenter.utk.edu/

Sign up to complete Safe Zone training at https://pridecenter.utk.edu/programs-events/safezone/

Become a member or attend one of the programs offered by the International House at https://ihouse.utk.edu/programs/

Join Multicultural Student Life for one of their many programs at https://multicultural.utk.edu/

Apply to become a Diversity Educator at https://multicultural.utk.edu/programs/diversity-education/

 

Specific Events:

Thursday, November 1st 3:40 pm-6:00 pm Michael Sells: Lecture, Natalie Haslam Music Center, G25, Link

Thursday, November 1st 5:00 pm-7:30 pm VolOpera Aria Night, Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Link

Thursday, November 1st 5:30 pm-7:00 pm 15th Annual Riggsby Lecture: “The Impostor Sea: The Making of Medieval Mediterranean”, John C Hodges Library, Lindsay Young Auditorium, Link

Thursday, November 1st 7:30 pm-9:00 pm Staged Reading of “The Sunset Limited,” by Cormac McCarthy, Southern Railway Station, Link

Friday, November 2nd 12:00 pm-1:00 pm The Acceleration of Cultural Change: From Ancestors to Algorithms, Thompson-Boling Arena Café, A, Link

Friday, November 2nd 2:00 pm-3:30 pm McCarthy’s Literature, Life and Influence: A Discussion Panel, John C Hodges Library, Lindsay Young Auditorium, Link

Friday, November 2nd 5:00 pm-9:00 pm Opening Reception: Portraits by Joseph Delaney, Downtown Gallery, Link

Friday, November 2nd 7:00pm 19th Annual Southeastern Stomp Fest, AMB Cox Auditorium, Link

Wednesday, November 7th 6:00 pm-7:30 pm Lecture: The Girls of Atomic City: Life in a Secret City of the Manhattan Project, Frank H. McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, Auditorium, Link

Thursday, November 8th 6:00 pm-8:30 pm When Race, Religion, and Sport Collide: A Conversation with Dr. Darron T. Smith, John C Hodges Library, 101, Link

Monday, November 12th 3:30 pm-5:00 pm Why International Student Recruitment Matters: A Panel Discussion, International House, Great Room, Link

Tuesday, November 13th 7:00 pm-9:00 pm Foreign film: Pelo Malo (Bad Hair), Hodges Library Auditorium, Link

Wednesday, November 14th 3:00 pm-7:30 pm Global Experiences Conference: Bringing the World to Rocky Top, Panhellenic Building, Link

Sunday, November 18th 12:30 pm Ready for the World Series No. 1 Puerto Rico, Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Link

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